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Aquaphor With Natural Healing Medication
Aquaphor & Healing: Aquaphor is a good way to protect skin barrier that has been disrupted a result of inflammation or controlled injury, such as a "laser peel". It prevents skin from drying out and becoming tight and itchy. It has no discreet medicinal properties. Use should not harm a small scab. If the area is sizable, see your doctor for a better recommendation. ...Read more
Simple healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Does Aquaphor healing ointment help to improve the appearance of baby acne? Some moms swear by it.
Moisturizer: Aquaphor is more to moisturize the skin in the body. Baby acne will come and go by itself. For babies less than a month old, we recommend just washing the face with warm water. If you see flakes from the scalp, cradle cap, or thick yellow flakes on the eyebrows, it's seborrhea, which can make the rash on the face worse. If so, use Selsun Blue Shampoo to was the hair. ...Read more
Septic elbow surgery 4 weeks ago. 6" incision. Surgeon says no topical creams or ointments. Gp says aquaphor ok now. What is best for healing scab, etc?
Lips don't produce natural moisture I tried Aquaphor and everything. don't lick lips what do I do? 8 weeks no balm then started again lips still chap
Chapped lips: Carmex is an easy product to find and usually very resilient. You may also try Vitamin E oil-pierce a capsule and squeeze to apply to the lips and surrounding area. The moisture will be absorbed(Vit E is an antioxidant). Also consider taking 1-2 teaspoonsful of Flax seed oil(1-2 capsules) per day. Moisturize from the inside out> ...Read more
Third day of a surgical wound on nose naturally heal by granulation. constantly moist with aquaphor. base has some white film on it. that OK?
Yes: That is the granulation part of healing by granulation. It is what you want to have happen. Signs of infection are expanding redness around the wound, increasing pain, and swelling. If you are worried about it have your surgeon take a look at it. ...Read more
Afew differences: Both have a petrolium base but aquaphor has other emolients and really is a better barrier but it carries a few warnings about excessive ingestion not on vaseline. ...Read more
Have fun: Aquaphor is a vaseline-based old-fashioned lubricant much like what couples and people by themselves have enjoyed for decades. It would be surprising to find someone who's allergic. ...Read more
Humectant, occlusive: Vaseline is 100% petroleum jelly, which works as an a barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent loss of moisture. Aquaphor on the other hand contains lanolin which acts as a humectant to draw in moisture from the air and deeper layers of the skin and seals it in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neosporin: A mainstay of burn therapy is the application of a topical antimicrobial, such as neosporin, polysporin, bacitracin, silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) etc., to prevent infection. Aquaphor can help keep a wound moist, but it has no antimicrobial in it; it is used to help dry or irritated skin, not real burn wounds. ...Read more
Safe and Effective: Aquaphor is a great barrier application for eczema that seals moisture in. It is great to use for wet wraps at night. In addition like to use fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Eucerin 1-2 times per day. Other suggestions include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aquaphor: Aquaphor is an excellent moisturizer. If this is the reason you bought it for, bingo!. ...Read more
How long will it take the skin to heal from a magic eraser? I’m applying cold washcloth and aquaphor.
I doubt any of: us can answer that with certainty. I ruined some valuable leather couches trying to clean them with Magic eraser. It destroyed the leather- I can only imagine what it did to your skin. I think the healing time will be largely related to the amount and depth of tissue destruction that occured. ...Read more
Good for dry skin: Aquaphor is a good product for dry skin. It not only moisturizes the skin but provides a skin barrier to help with healing. Try the product sparingly on your dry eyelids if you find no relief in 2-3 weeks or skin worsens then have your primary care provider evaluate the skin for further treament. ...Read more
NO: It can trap infection in the wound. ...Read more
My lips are severely dry and chapped. No ointment I have used is helping. What is the next step? I have used aquaphor, Vaseline, and vaniply
Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. Hydrocortisone for 1 wk helps. ...Read more
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